On Thursday 6th October, I am arranging an evening to raise funds for my former teammate and friend Gary Parkinson.
Parky was tragically struck down with locked-in syndrome.
He can only communicate with his eyes and is paralysed from the neck downwards.
Despite being greatly supported buy his loving family Parky still needs 24hr professional care to be able to remain in his own home.
For those who don’t know Parky here is a brief summary. He grew up in Thornaby and played over 200 games for his boyhood heroes Middlesbrough FC. He was a cultured right back, who chipped in with several special goals. He was involved in the liquidation scenario and gained 3 promotions the last was when we got promoted into the Premiership back in 1992.
I have personally been in touch with all the 86 team and they have all confirmed that they will be there on the night to support Parky.
The night itself will be informal, Petch’s pie and peas will be served and we will have a comedian and a chat with the players, then an auction and raffle.
All funds from this evening will go to Parky.
TICKET COST £25 Per person.
For more info click on shop bernieslaven.co.uk
Or call 07403478998
Please come along and help Parky out let’s have the spirit of 86 back for the evening.
If any businesses would like to donate raffle or auction prizes please also get in touch.